The evaluation process for the Kuwait eVisa can take up to 72 hours. Japanese nationals are advised to submit their requests at least a week before their intended arrival to account for unforeseen delays during busy touristic periods.
Japanese applicants will receive their approved Kuwait eVisa by email and are recommended to print out a copy and keep it next to their travel documents before their departure.
As mentioned above, the validity of the eVisa and allowed period of stay should be taken into consideration by Japanese visitors when booking their transportation tickets into Kuwait. The arrival must be within 30 days of having received their Kuwait eVisa. Their departure date must be within 90 days of entering the country. If Japanese travelers have not reached Kuwait within a month of having received their eVisa, then it is rendered invalid, and they will have to reapply.
Japanese tourists can enter Kuwait by air, road, or sea. Upon reaching border control, they should hand in their passport and a printed copy of their eVisa for inspection to be allowed to enter the country.
Japanese travelers transiting through Kuwait do not need a Kuwait Visa as long as they stay in the International Transit Area at the Kuwait International Airport. However, if they plan to do some quick sightseeing and momentarily exit the airport, they will need an eVisa previously approved.